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When is a breakout truly a breakout? Our Chris Towers tries to answer that big question while looking at Adeiny Hechavarria and Monday's waiver wire crowd. Full Story
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Rockies' Tyler Matzek leaves game with hamstring injury
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:06 am ET) The Rockies announced that Tyler Matzek left Monday's game against the Diamondbacks with a left hamstring cramp, according to The Denver Post.

Matzek's day ended going 1 for 3 with a run scored. He's now hitting .429/.429/.571.  


Fernando Rodney allows a walk, hit but earns save in M's victory
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:06 am ET) Closer Fernando Rodney (S,5) allowed a hit and a walk in the ninth inning but perserved the Mariners' 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday.

Rodney is now 5 for 6 in save opportunities this season.

Tigers P Joakim Soria earns save Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:02 am ET) Tigers pitcher Joakim Soria entered Monday's game with a one-run lead in the ninth inning and he shut the Twins down to earn his eighth save of the season.

Soria's lone blemish during the inning was a leadoff single to Jordan Schafer. He also struck out one batter. His ERA now stands at 1.86.


Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo gives up three runs in six innings in loss
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/27/2015) Rangers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo (2-3) yielded three runs on three hits in six innings on Monday to suffer the loss to the Mariners. 

The M's grabbed a 2-0 lead after one inning off Gallardo and never looked back. 

Gallardo struck out five and walked three in the defeat. 

Gallardo returns to the mound on Sunday against the A's.


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes collects three RBI during Monday's game
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run to propel the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Twins on Monday.

Cespedes connected off pitcher Tommy Milone in the first inning for a three-run home run. It was his fourth home run of the season. He finished the game 2 for 4 with one strike out. He is now hitting .303.


M's Taijuan Walker allows one unearned run in seven innings for win
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/27/2015) Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (1-2) allowed one unearned run in seven innings on Monday to defeat the Rangers and earn his first win of 2015.

The Rangers took advantage of a throwing error in the fourth inning to score their lone run.

Walker struck out five and walked one in the victory.

Walker's next start is scheduled for Saturday in Houston.

Tigers' Jose Iglesias flirts with cycle Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias fell a double shy of hitting for the cycle during Monday's 5-4 win over the Twins.

Iglesias collected a single, triple and home run, but needed a double to collect the cycle. He finished the game 3 for 5 with one RBI. His batting average now stands at .397. The home run came in the first inning when Iglesias connected off Tommy Milone for a solo shot.


Dodgers OF Carl Crawford leaves Giants game with injury
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford left Monday night's game with tightness in his right side.

A video uploaded from SB Nation's True Blue LA shows Crawford wincing in pain after sliding into third base after hitting a triple. After that play was when Crawford exited the game. His day ended 1 for 1 from the plate. 

He's now batting .245/.260/.425. 


Blue Jays place Jose Reyes (rib) on disabled list; Diaz called up
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/27/2015) Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and replaced on the roster with infielder Jonathan Diaz, who will be called up from the minors, reports MLB.com.

Reyes had been trying to play through a cracked rib and muscle strain in his left side, which had prevented the switch hitter from batting from the left side.

Reyes, who went 1 for 4 in Monday's loss, is 3 for his last 24.

Twins SP Tommy Milone struggles in Monday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Twins pitcher Tommy Milone surrendered five runs on eight hits during Monday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.

Milone tossed four innings during the game while striking out two and walking two. He gave up home runs to Jose Iglesias and Yoenis Cespedes. He was pulled after giving up two singles to lead off the fifth inning.

His next projected start will be Saturday against the White Sox.


 
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